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Recording on-set audio begins long before the cameras - or the sound recording devices - roll. By preparing the script, determining the proper crew size and creating a list of the required equipment, you'll be prepared to capture strong audio every time. In this module, you will learn proper audio pre-production for your project.


  • 26:36 video that walks you through the audio post-production process
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How to break down the script
  • What to look for in each scene and how to determine the sound recording requirements
  • How to conduct a location scout
  • What problematic sounds to look for
  • How to deal with ambient sounds and reverb on location
  • How to work with a rental facility
  • How to track audio equipment
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University